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Re: samhain?

From:bob thornton <arcanesock@...>
Date:Sunday, October 31, 2004, 18:48
--- Cian Ross <cian@...> wrote:

> On Sunday 31 October 2004 12:28 pm, joshua tanaka > wrote: > > why is 'samhain' pronounced 'saUen' ? > > It's Gaelic. O' Do'naill, _Foclo'ir > Gaeilge-Be'arla_, translates it as > November or as the name of the ancient festival of > the 1st of November. > > > CKR > >
Which is hilarious, as it is now celebrated on the 31st, and has been almost totally removed from it's gaelic origins. I laugh! Woo. Good times. -The (overcaffineated and overopinionated) Sock ===== -The Sock I met a traveler from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read, Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed, And on the pedestal these words appear: "My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings: Look upon my works, ye Mighty, and despair!" Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away. -Percy Bysshe Shelley __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail - Helps protect you from nasty viruses.